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Celtic & two more top flight clubs 'show interest' in Boro teen Arsenal and Chelsea have both been linked with Calum Kavanagh - but the list of interested clubs is said to be growing.

Daily Ayresome trip & travel with squad: Life covering Boro in 80s Paul Daniel covered Middlesbrough for the Gazette for five years in the early 1980s.

Try our Premier League red card quiz, featuring 2 ex-Boro players Let us know how you get on by sharing your score on Twitter.

Traore 'will cost €100m' as Bayern reportedly join the chase There's been plenty of speculation surrounding the Wolves winger for much of the season.

Leeds youngster 'was of interest to Orta before he left Boro' The young right-back was a free agent when he was released by Crystal Palace.

Ayala 'won't excite Leeds fans but would be a good signing' Leeds have been heavily linked with a move for Ayala, who is out of contract in the summer.

The story behind Middlesbrough's liquidation As bad as the club’s current position is at the moment, in football terms it could be much, much worse,' writes Eric Paylor.

A gold dust prodigy: Eyewitness accounts of Downing's early years Days before Downing's England debut in 2005, Philip Tallentire spoke at length to the player, his family and the coaches who helped hone his talent.

UEFA to lift Saturday 3pm TV blackout in England and Scotland Football fans will get the chance to watch games live on TV on a Saturday afternoon.

The key questions left unanswered by the EFL after latest meeting The EFL held a meeting with the Premier League and other parties on Friday.

Boro Podcast Classics - Higgy Part 2: From Ravanelli to Karanka Craig Hignett was there to witness an incredible time for the club under Robson and recalls his time as Karanka's sidekick.

Middlesbrough's season of transition in danger of having worst fears realised LAST summer, there was a uniform belief in the corridors of power at Middlesbrough that the 2019-20 season would be a transitional one.

When football restarts, Boro don't have anything to fear at bottom Anthony Vickers was answering your questions in this week's Boro Q&A on the blog.

WATCH: Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup - Standard Liege v Boro - Middlesbrough FC Danny Taylor's FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team campaign came to end on Wednesday evening, but only after a tense three-match battle.

EFL Statement: COVID-19 Latest Update - Middlesbrough FC As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the EFL, Premier League, FA and Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship has today collectively agreed to postpone its football competitions until it is safe to resume…

Vote For The Next #BoroWatchalong - Middlesbrough FC Have your say on which classic Boro match you want to relive next…

Dom Shaw's best & worst: Woodgate, Liverpool & Strachan confession It's Dominic Shaw's turn to pick out his best and worst players, managers, games, grounds and more.

Top flight crisis measures with no lockdown end in sight for Boro Both the Premier League and EFL released statements on Friday afternoon.

Jeff Stelling's verdict on how the season should end The Sky Sports presenter has revealed his plan to end the 2019/20 season.

OnThisDay In 2000: Ricard Is Spurs' Nemesis Again - Middlesbrough FC On this day 20 years ago, Hamilton Ricard struck another double at White Hart Lane to earn Boro victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Blog: Premier League release statement after key meeting Join us for Boro updates throughout the day.

Boro awaiting key meeting outcome as letter stresses 'last resort' A crunch Premier League meeting will be held on Friday - with the restart date, contracts, wages and the transfer window all on the agenda.

Ex-Boro defender buys and delivers food parcels for NHS staff His mother works in a supermarket so he knows exactly which goods are in short supply for front-line staff.

At toughest time for Boro, Gibson has done right by his staff The Boro chairman's timely gesture will safeguard hundreds of jobs, writes Philip Tallentire.

Bamford on worst Boro celebration, play-off woe & Britt prank The former Boro striker took part in a quickfire Q&A with SkyBet.

Ex-Boro duo & targets in EFL top 50 but current star a 'near miss' FourFourTwo have listed the top 50 players in the EFL, as voted for by fans.

Swansea manager and chairman both volunteer for wage deferrals The Swans chairman says he hopes players would follow suit.

Philip Tallentire's best & worst: Southgate, Ricketts & Spurs Teesside Live's Boro writers select their 'best and worst' players, managers, matches, grounds and moments and this time it's Philip Tallentire.

Ex-Boro boss thinks football fixtures aren't 'on the near horizon' Football is scheduled to resume in May but the likelihood is that date will be pushed back into June.

Ex-Sunderland striker weighs in on Ayala to Leeds speculation The Spanish defender is out of contract at Boro in the summer and has been linked with Marcelo Bielsa's side.

OnThisDay In 2006: Lee Cattermole's First Boro Goal - Middlesbrough FC On this day in 2006, Lee Cattermole's first Boro goal was enough for victory at Manchester City.

Blog: Boro furlough non-playing staff due to coronavirus Boro this week placed a host of non-playing staff on furlough :: The latest Boro news and views.

Mitrovic recalls Boro negotiations before Fulham move in 2018 The striker was out of favour at Newcastle at the time and desperate to leave St James' Park.

Boro Podcast Classics: Craig Hignett part one - midget gems Once again we're digging into the archives for Boro gems. Here Craig Hignett says: 'Juninho had a spell when he was unplayable'

Premier League, EFL, PFA and LMA issue joint statement The next 48 hours are set to be decisive in the immediate future of English football.

Boro staff across the club put on virus furlough A significant number of staff across the club have been put on government backed furlough with immediate effect.

Boro Partner With GAMSTOP - Middlesbrough FC MFC has announced a partnership with GAMSTOP, the free, independent service that allows consumers to exclude themselves from gambling websites.

Boro fans respond to 'Ayala not good enough for Leeds' jibe 'Whelan knows all about not being good enough, but he’s wrong with Ayala'

Transfer talk: Boro linked with Sheffield Wednesday defender Boro are keeping tabs on an out of contract full-back according to reports.

My Boro best & worst with Anthony Vickers Teesside Live's Boro writers select their 'best and worst' players, managers, matches, grounds and moments starting with Anthony Vickers.

Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup: Boro V Standard Liege - Wednesday 7pm - Middlesbrough FC Boro representative Danny Taylor is in quarter-final action in the FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team as he faces Standard Liege at 7pm.

OnThisDay: Loftus Lift For Boro Run-In - Middlesbrough FC We boosted our chances of reaching the top flight with a 3-2 victory over QPR back in April 2016.

EFL Statement: We Can All Play Our Part - Middlesbrough FC While there is no football, our sport can still play its part…

Boro issue statement on football's role in virus crisis Football clubs and authorities have joined up with fans' groups in united front during virus emergency.

He's no April fool: Ex-Boro striker talks about messages of hope 'You’re not a coward for telling people you’re struggling. To me that’s real bravery,' says Dean Windass.

Why voiding the Premier League and EFL seasons would cause chaos Everything around football is up in the air. The season has been suspended for weeks and it is unclear when - and if - it might return. As time goes on, there are more voices calling it to be called off.

Ayala 'not good enough for Leeds' claims ex-Boro striker The Spanish stopper has been linked with a summer switch to Leeds but Noel Whelan is not impressed.

Football authorities see season resuming in June Europe’s 55 national football associations will meet with UEFA today to set out a strategy.

Middlesbrough handed boost in Ligue 1 defender pursuit, Liverpool tipped to give youngster chance to shine next season - Championship gossip The 2019/20 football season's return looks to be a long way off, with reports suggesting the restart date is likely to be postponed further as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause widespread disruption.

Fan's Review of 2019-20 Season - Middlesbrough THE season may yet to be completed but, given the enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, we thought we’d ask one Middlesbrough fan to give their verdict on the campaign so far.

Story & stars of Boro U21s historic 14/15 season, told by the boss Dominic Shaw in conversation with Paul Jenkins, whose Boro Under-21s won a fantastic treble five years ago.

Boro have 'a great chance' of signing Moukoudi this summer The strapping stopper is up for grabs as his French club plan a summer shake-up.

BoroWatchalong: Boro v Steaua Bucharest, Thursday 8pm - Middlesbrough FC Join us as we relive another incredible night in Boro's history this Thursday…

WATCH: Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup - Boro v VVV-Venlo - Middlesbrough FC Round four of the FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup arrived on Monday evening for Danny Taylor.

Leeds owner has his say on completion of the Championship season 'I hope that there will be a chance soon to finish the season,' says Andrea Radrizzani.

Great chance’ of Middlesbrough loanee being transferred in next window – Might ‘never return’ to club Once courted by Aston Villa, Harold Moukoudi decided it was best for his development as a footballer to stay in France, moving from Le Havre to Saint-Etienne on a free transfer. However, things didn't exactly go to plan, and the 22-year-old never managed to convince Claude Puel he deserved to start games regularly, so a loan to Middlesbrough F.C.

From Boro to Bulgaria: Ex-Middlesbrough defender's new adventure 'There are no ­guarantees in life – certainly not in football – so what did I have to lose when the call came?' says Andy Todd.

On Reflection: Middlesbrough missile launcher Malaury Martin He exploded into Boro folklore with some screaming strikes but failed to hit the target as a first team fixture.

What's on agenda at next EFL meeting, as PFA take strong stance The EFL will this week be meeting with the PFA with concerns building over clubs’ financial futures.

Stewart Downing on his Blackburn move and future plans 'I still have that hunger, if I didn’t I would have walked away,' says Stewart Downing.

Player contracts & the transfer window to be discussed by UEFA Europe's football governing body will speak with its 55 members on Wednesday.

Boro fans should be eternally grateful Gibson is still at the helm 'We know Boro are struggling to make ends meet but they have been doing things the right way for some time now. Hopefully this will work in their favour during the crisis', writes Eric Paylor.

Boro announce signing of their first ever eSports player Danny Taylor, who is representing Boro in the FIFA Quaran-Team Cup has now officially joined his hometown club.

Boro Kit Cup: Vote For Your Favourite Ever Boro Shirt - Middlesbrough FC We're asking Boro fans to help decide which shirt from our history is the best ever.

Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup: Boro V VVV-Venlo - Monday 8pm - Middlesbrough FC Boro fan Danny Taylor will take on VVV-Venlo representative Dennis Verhoeven in the last 16 tie of the FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team tonight at 8pm.

Danny Taylor Signs As Official eSports Player - Middlesbrough FC We're delighted to welcome Danny Taylor as our official eSports player.

Pre-season predictions revisited - what experts expected of Boro We look back at the various predictions and previews before a ball was kicked - were the experts right about Boro?

Forgettable FC: A really uninspiring team of Boro bit-parts & flops Anthony Vickers picks out a Boro team - and bench - of players he'd rather forget.

Are wage deferrals and an FFP holiday really necessary? Clubs have been looking at ways of bridging the finance gap that has resulted from the lack of football-related income.

OnThisDay In 1974: Charlton's Men Are Champions At Kenilworth Road - Middlesbrough FC On this day in 1974, Jack Charlton's Boro side seized promotion and the Division Two title with victory over Luton Town.

Ultimate QuaranTeam LIVE updates: Middlesbrough, Brentford and Wolves among teams through to the last 16 of FIFA tournament Leyton Orient and clubs from around the world are competing in a special FIFA tournament.

Boro training plans on hold as club awaits outcome of EFL meetings Boro's players won't return to group training at Rockliffe until mid-April at the earliest.

Radical proposals could see Boro in 'football camp TV mega events' The suspension of fixtures until April 30 is likely to be extended as Government warning could lead to six months without football.

'Malaise of ordinary football' in damaging Boro draw a decade ago We turn back the clock 10 years - but who was involved for Boro in their draw with Watford in 2010?

See if you can score full marks in our Boro quiz on season so far Can you get 10/10 in our quiz looking back on Boro's campaign.

Pallister's Man Utd move: 7 hours in a car park & a new nickname The former defender revealed he could have left Middlesbrough for Liverpool before he joined United in 1989.

Leeds view on Boro's Daniel Ayala as transfer links emerge again The Spanish defender has been heavily linked with Marcelo Bielsa's side this year.

Season will be lost if it hasn't restarted by July - UEFA chief Football across Europe is on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak.

How Riverside 'fanzone' could look different when football returns Planning permission has been obtained, but football is currently suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Paddy McNair: A Middlesbrough season of highs & a lows so far McNair looks the best bet to be the key midfielder once the campaign resumes and, if the club can retain his services, next season as well.

When a mid-season interruption aided Boro's battle to stay up There are parallels between this season's relegation fight and Boro's struggles in 1985/86.

EPL & Championship plan to complete season behind closed doors A conference call has taken place this weekend to discuss what needs to be done to allow the season to reach a conclusion.

Financial Fair Play rules should be suspended says a chief-exec The suspension of fixtures has increased the financial burden on clubs already operating within the constraints of FFP.

Watch Middlesbrough legends in their prime as ITV re-run Euro 96 This summer’s European Championships have been suspended but ITV have acted swiftly to find an on-screen replacement to fill the void.

Ex-Middlesbrough striker Braithwaite link with West Ham & Everton Martin Braithwaite’s stay at Barcelona could be a short one if reports of a return to England prove correct.

Tribunal finds Boro did fall foul of minimum wage regulations The club allowed employees to spread the cost of a season ticket at The Riverside, but it reduced their pay packets below the minimum wage.

EFL release fresh statement ahead of further key meetings next week The 2019/20 season has been postponed until April 30, at the very earliest.

Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup: Boro V Central Coast Mariners - Saturday 11am - Middlesbrough FC Boro fan Danny Taylor will play his third round match of FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team on Saturday morning with an 11am kick-off.

EFL Statement: COVID-19 Update - Middlesbrough FC The Premier League, EFL and PFA met on Friday and discussed the growing seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ex-midfielder has sympathy for Woodgate & hopes good times return Former Manchester United midfielder Jonathan Greening has praised Steve Gibson.

Bernie on which of the out of contract players Boro should keep In his column this week, Bernie also discusses Patrick Roberts and the immediate impact of the Manchester City loanee.

Boro's out of contract players will 'stay until season's complete' Boro have 7 players out of contract at the end of June - when the season may well still be running.

Player ratings for season so far, featuring three 8s & several 5s With nine game remaining, Philip Tallentire rates the Boro players on their contribution to the Championship campaign so far.

QUIZ: Boro's All Time Top Goalscorers - Middlesbrough FC Take our quiz below to find out.

Bola, transfer hindsight & managerial call that's proved damaging The left-back struggled in his first half a season with Middlesbrough before heading for former club Blackpool on loan in January.

New date for Championship return 'to be announced next week' English football will not resume on April 30, according to the latest reports from one national newspaper.

Seven defensive midfielders Bristol City should look at including Middlesbrough star and familiar face Lewis Wing - Middlesbrough. Wing has been one of the best holding midfielders in the Championship this season. At 24, he is beginning to enter his prime, and signing him would certainly be a statement of intent should the Robins remain in the Championship next season.

Meet the pro FIFA player representing Boro in the Quaran-Team Cup Boro fan Danny Taylor was at one stage one of the world's top five FIFA players.

OnThisDay In 2006: Seven Goal Bolton Rollercoaster - Middlesbrough FC On this day in 2006, Boro came out on top in a seven goal end-to-end encounter with Bolton Wanderers at the Riverside.

WATCH: Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup - Boro v Walsall - Middlesbrough FC Boro fan Danny Taylor continued his journey in the FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team Cup with a second round match against Walsall forward Elijah Adebayo.

Browne has found form that led to Boro move, so what happens next? The Boro loanee is starring for the U's in their League One promotion push.

Blog: Latest from around Championship & 'urgent meeting called' Join us for the latest Boro news and views :: Updates throughout the day.

Duzza reveals best and most-improved darts players in Boro squad The Teessider spent the day at Rockliffe with the Boro squad and Jonathan Woodgate.

Watch for Boro in moving chart of all-time top flight table We have created an all-time top flight league table moving bar chart, and Boro feature quite prominently.

How to pause Sky Sports and BT Sport subscription for free Customers are currently unable to receive the service that they have paid for.

Academy Social Media Boost To Keep Youngsters Active - Middlesbrough FC Boro’s Sports Science Staff are using the power of social media as a tool to work with young players during the enforced absence from training due to coronavirus.

Early Bird Season Card Deadline Extended - Middlesbrough FC The period for Season Card and Hospitality renewals and purchases was due to end on April 9, but we can confirm that the Early Bird deadline has now been extended until further notice.

Quaran-team Cup Round Two Tonight For Boro Fan Danny - Middlesbrough FC Boro fan Danny Taylor is in action in the second round of the FIFA Quaran-team Cup tonight from 7pm.

Middlesbrough Podcast Classics: Mogga Part 1 We're digging into the archives to find Boro gems. Here Tony Mowbray tells Philip Tallentire of his enduring pride in Teesside.

Middlesbrough confirm change to 'early bird' season card deadline The cut-off for applications for the 2020/21 season had been April 9.

The Middlesbrough manager press conference: What happens & why Anthony Vickers explains why a Boro boss's pre-match press call matters more than may be apparent and why fans will be missing them.

Championship transfer window could be kept open until January There has been support from a number of chief executives to extend the next transfer window.

The ZDS 30 years on: Boro's historic first Wembley final revisited On March 25, 1990, Middlesbrough took on Chelsea in their first cup final at Wembley. Here's the story of the day from those who were there.

Ex-Boro winger who's battling blindness tells his remarkable story Iconic England star Dave Thomas speaks to Philip Tallentire about his life on and off the pitch.

Who is the most underrated Boro player in recent history? That was one of the questions fired at Anthony Vickers in this week's Boro Q&A.

Fjortoft shares letter Steve Gibson sent him when he left Boro The striker left Boro for the Blades in 1997 :: He was a popular figure at the Riverside.

Landslide result in Boro transfer poll and two summer priorities 'Young and with the best years ahead of them but also ready - Boro will be looking for more of the same in the summer window'

OnThisDay: One Record Set And Another Begins - Middlesbrough FC The highest number of appearances and the longest run of consecutive games are both marked today.

Boro are new favourites to win the FIFA QuaranTeam tournament Boro fan and gamer Danny Taylor got off to a winning start on Monday night.

Our aim as sports reporters during the coronavirus crisis Sport is not a matter of life and death but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a place in our lives just now, writes Philip Tallentire.

'There will be no alternative to behind closed doors football' 'We’ve all got to come together and accept we’ve all got to make sacrifices to try and find a solution for the industry as a whole,' says Bobby Barnes.

Middlesbrough facing fierce battle for Championship survival - video verdict THE 2019-20 campaign was always going to be one of transition for Middlesbrough, with new head coach Jonathan Woodgate following on from Tony Pulis.

Nottingham Forest 'closely monitoring' ex-Juventus striker, Middlesbrough look to fight off Premier League interest in hot prospect - Championship gos We're still a fair way from the return of Championship action, as the nation takes measures to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. No professional football will take place until at least April 30th, following an announcement by the EFl last week.

Club survival is a bigger issue than whether season gets completed 'It's not about the credibility of the leagues, it's about money', writes Eric Paylor.

4 Boro dream teams with twist that makes it tough to pick your XI The challenge is to pick your Boro dream team but you're only allowed one player from each nation.

Teesside Uni Expert Gives Lowdown On Esports - Middlesbrough FC As Boro fan Danny Taylor prepares to represent Boro in the Ultimate Quaranteam tournament tonight, Esports enthusiast Andrew Richardson provides the lowdown on the gaming phenomenon.

'Another Ehiogu masterclass' - These Middlesbrough fans react as club look back on another memorable day Ugo Ehiogu put in a man of the match display as Middlesbrough caused a huge upset at Old Trafford with a shock win over title chasing Manchester United back in 2002.

Teesside author up for prestigious football book award Football revolutionary John Nicholson is urging disenchanted fans to take radical action to hit the reset button.

Support Boro Fan Danny In FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team Tournament - Middlesbrough FC Boro fan Danny Taylor is up against Huddersfield Town supporter Jordan Croft in the first round of the FIFA 20 Ultimate Quaran-Team tournament this evening.

Sport's epic delusion: The national press on coronavirus crisis A round-up of what's being said in the national media.

Our writers pick free agents they'd like Boro to sign this summer Anthony Vickers, Philip Tallentire and Dominic Shaw picked two players each from the list.

'Goosebumps all over again' - Plenty of Middlesbrough fans reminisce over famous League Cup victory 2004 was certainly a year to remember for Middlesbrough as they ended their lengthy wait for cup success and in doing so qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Boro change training plan as the players are given a week off The squad trained as normal last week but have now been given an extended break.

FFP & Boro debt meant Rhodes offer made 'no sense' to Sheff Wed Norwich City wanted to sign the former Boro striker in the summer after a loan stint last season.

EFL chief on 'knock-on effect' of suspension & 'wishful thinking' As things stand, Middlesbrough are next scheduled to play on April 30.

The Championship players Boro could sign for free this summer A host of players will be available for nothing at the end of the season including highly rated individuals.

The best is yet to come from Boro birthday boy Marcus Tavernier The reality is, Marcus Tavernier is in a good place, career-wise so let’s celebrate a serious talent.

Ex - Middlesbrough & Hartlepool defender is tested for coronavirus The entire Portsmouth first team squad has been tested land so far there have been four confirmed cases.

EFL chairman isn't in favour of Premier League 'handouts' There have been widespread calls for financial help from the Premier League and the most recent TV rights package is worth £4.464 billion.

Football wants this outcome says former Stoke City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough favourite Football continues to debate next move in coronavirus crisis.

The season must be completed come what may says Kamara 'Real life at this moment in time comes first - I have never, ever known anything like this at all,' says Sky pundit Kamara.

Robbie Keane is a football natural according to ex-Boro boss The former Ireland striker made a positive impression on Gordon Strachan during his time with the Sky Blues.

Chelsea transfer interest in Calum Kavanagh forces Middlesbrough to take action Chelsea are plotting a raid for Middlesbrough rookie Calum Kavanagh - but the Championship outfit are determined to keep their rising star. Kavanagh, 16, is one of the hottest prospects in the second tier and looks destined for big things.

Revisiting Southgate's signings during his time as Boro boss Eric Paylor looks back on Southgate's time in charge of Boro and how the now England manager approached the transfer market.

From play-off hopes to relegation scrap - what's happened to Hull? Boro were due to be facing Grant McCann's side today :: The Tigers are woefully out of form.

Championship wage-cap discussed in conference call - reports The conference call took place on Friday.

Boro in Kavanagh talks as striker's dad responds to transfer links The Premier League giants are reportedly keen on Boro's 16-year-old striker.

'No debate' to be had at West Ham - which is bad news for Randolph We check in on the former Boro keeper to see how he's faring with the Hammers.

Bayern Munich, Napoli and West Ham 'wanted new Boro signing' Boro signed teenage left-back Kokolo Williams earlier this month after he left Sunderland.

EFL drop charges against Owls owner but club still face court case The Owls released a statement late on Friday night.

Morris takes aim at Premier League & calls for EFL clubs to unite Morris says the coronavirus outbreak is going to put financial pressure on EFL clubs.

Victor Orta explains why he joined Leeds after leaving Boro The Spaniard left Boro in 2017 after spending 17 months as the club's head of European recruitment.

BoroWatchalong: Carling Cup Final This Sunday - Middlesbrough FC Join us from 2pm on Sunday for a rerun of the most triumphant afternoon in Boro's history…

It's time to give Fry what he needs to harness his great potential This season will go down as a work in progress but 2020/21 could be his chance to shine, writes Philip Tallentire.

Verdict on Boro's signings this season and lessons for the future Nine players have arrived since Jonathan Woodgate took charge of Boro last summer.

How clubs have changed day-to-day approach in response to virus A look around the Championship at the measures clubs have taken in response to coronavirus.

As virus crisis deepens, there's one growing football realisation Football isn't more important than life and death but does hold a special place in the hearts of millions, writes Philip Tallentire.

Statement By Football Authorities - Middlesbrough FC We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

Social Media: Fans Tune In To #BoroWatchalong - Middlesbrough FC With the current season on hold, we couldn’t resist the chance for a football fix by revisiting an old favourite on Wednesday evening.

Interest grows in Ben Gibson in wake of Middlesbrough training stint Former Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson is attracting interest from the MLS following his fallout with current side Burnley. The 27-year-old Middlesbrough academy graduate has only appeared once for Burnley so far this campaign with his only inclusion coming in the League Cup.

Podcast classics: Woodgate on Boro pride & bosses he played for Proud Teessider and former Boro captain sits down with Philip Tallentire for part two of a look back over his playing days.

Ayala uncertainty as Boro & defender approach contract crunch time Dominic Shaw looks back on Ayala's time at the club and asks: 'What next?'

Bernie on league break, nightmare Boro scenario and squad fitness Our columnist has his say on the coronavirus crisis that has ground football to a halt.

More Boro postponements confirmed as EFL extend league suspension English football will now resume 'no earlier than April 30'

'That was fantastic' - These Middlesbrough fans react to 'brilliant' club initiative Goals from Mark Viduka, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Marco Maccarone saw Middlesbrough overturn an aggregate deficit to beat FC Basel 4-3 in the UEFA Cup quarter-final almost 14 years ago.

OnThisDay In 1997: Juninho And Ravanelli Strike As Boro Beat Blackburn - Middlesbrough FC Goals from Juninho and Fabrizio Ravanelli made it back-to-back Riverside wins for Boro against Blackburn Rovers on this day in 1997.

'That was for you Leo', 'Massive points' - The emotionally-charged Middlesbrough evening that put football into perspective This article is part of Football League World's 'Rewind' series, this content strand is where we rewind back to a particular moment at a club, assess the initial reaction from the fans, and then proceed to evaluate and reflect on whether fans were right to react in that way….

Gibson on league suspension & Boro's important community role The Middlesbrough chairman tells Teesside Live 'the integrity of the league is vital'

Football suspension will need to be extended by 'several weeks' The Premier League will host a conference call today to discuss the coronavirus crisis.

Different approaches clubs are taking to training during break Boro are currently training as normal but several clubs have changed their plans.

EFL Statement: Board Update On Coronavirus - Middlesbrough FC The EFL Board met today to discuss the implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for the League and its clubs. After receiving a detailed brief on a number of matters, the Board reaffirmed that the health and well-being of EFL staff, players, club employees and supporters would remain central to all decisions in these fast-changing circumstances.

BoroWatchalong: Boro v FC Basel - Live From 8pm - Middlesbrough FC In the absence of our postponed fixture against Stoke City on Wednesday evening, we’re taking the opportunity to revisit a classic match from 14 years ago - and you can join us to relive all the memories. We’ll be streaming our UEFA Cup quarter final second leg match-up with FC Basel in it’s entirety via the video player below.

EFL outline key plans for ending 2019/20 season that will affect Middlesbrough The EFL season was suspended last Friday in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, and now the EFL have issued a fresh update.

OnThisDay In 2016: Nugent Winner Reignites Promotion Push - Middlesbrough FC David Nugent's stoppage-time header was enough for Boro to snatch a vital win against Hull City at the Riverside on this day in 2016.

Patrick Roberts, 'ideal' next step & Manchester City's last chance What does the future hold for the talented forward who has made a mark at Boro.

QPR approach to scheduled Boro game & boss on Jack Clarke's role Rangers are due to be Boro's next opponents in the Championship after the current coronavirus suspension.

Tony Mowbray has sympathy for Leeds and Liverpool The Blackburn Rovers manager says 'everybody would like to finish the current campaign'

Sky Sports now offer viewers chance to 'pause' their subscriptions The company has announced a major change of policy.

John Obi Mikel quits his club over Coronavirus dispute John Obi Mikel was released by Boro last summer and signed for Turkish club Trabzonspor.

Championship clubs including Boro pledge to finish current season UEFA state European Leagues have reached an agreement to complete all domestic leagues by June 30 at the very latest.

Coronavirus isn't the first time a health scare has affected Boro Tosh Warwick reveals how the latest crisis has echoes in the Teesside smallpox outbreak of 1898.

Podcast classics: Woodgate on upbringing & early stages of career Three years ago, the Boro boss sat down with Philip Tallentire to record a podcast.

Championship clubs support finishing season after pandemic eases Championship clubs unanimously back plans to finish the season when the coronavirus pandemic eases.

Six Championship clubs ready to launch legal challenge A great amount of uncertainty surrounds the remainder of the 2019/20 Championship campaign.

GALLERY: Training Continues At Rockliffe For Boro Squad - Middlesbrough FC The Boro squad were on the pitches on Monday afternoon as training continues at Rockliffe while league action is on hold due to COVID-19.

OnThisDay: Boksic Double Salvo At St James' - Middlesbrough FC On this day in 2001, Alen Boksic was at his mercurial best to earn Boro a first win at St James' Park in a decade.

West Brom cancel 'group' training sessions Boro are monitoring the coronavirus situation day-by-day and trained at Rockliffe Park this morning.

What Sky Sports and BT Sports have said about refunds for fans There are plenty of questions being asked about televised football following the suspension of fixtures due to coronavirus.

11 weeks for 2019/20 season to be concluded says ex-EFL chief The EFL season is scheduled to return on April 3 as things stand.

Suspension pros and cons & what it could mean for squad & transfers The FA must make a decision on the season before April 3, writes Eric Paylor.

Join Us For Boro v FC Basel Watchalong - Middlesbrough FC With no match this Wednesday, why not join us for a look back at one of the all time great games in the club’s history?

QUIZ: Name Every Boro Player To Play At The Riverside - Middlesbrough FC We're fast approaching 25 years at the Riverside Stadium, and nearly 300 have graced the Teesside turf as Boro players. How many can you name?

Tripe: Coronavirus…what happens now for Boro & the Championship? Dominic Shaw is joined by Philip Tallentire and Anthony Vickers in our latest Boro podcast.

Where coronavirus leaves the Boro players who are out on loan With seasons suspended at home and abroad, the Boro players out on loan face a period of uncertainty.

Sack off the season or resume when possible: Boro fans' verdict Boro fans have their say on the EFL's decision to suspend the Championship season.

De Roon's poignant tweets about coronavirus devastation in Italy The former Boro man and his Atalanta team-mates are in isolation but that is nothing to devastation in the streets.

Greening on Boro move, Carling Cup mixed feelings & 'high point' The former Boro midfielder also discusses learning from Juninho, Boksic and Southgate and Woodgate's challenge as boss.

Former FA chief warns of potential legal action if season is cancelled Fixtures across the Premier League and EFL have been cancelled until the start of April due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Boro Squad Back At Rockliffe - Middlesbrough FC Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate will keep his players working hard at Rockliffe during the enforced break from EFL action due to COVID-19.

EFL responds to 'intense speculation' about Championship season The league say they can't provide a running commentary as they discuss possible solutions.

Flashback to 2017 and the aftermath of Karanka's exit There has been a lot of revisionism over the sacking of Aitor Karanka. Here's a flash back to a season that unravelled.

Boro training as normal at Rockliffe & Woodgate 'won't speculate' The Championship season is suspended until April 3 as things stand.

Morning briefing: Fans won't stop talking Boro & neither will we Anthony Vickers discusses today's talking points and looks ahead to what's on our agenda.

Bookmakers suspend betting on Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Barnsley and Middlesbrough to be relegated in 2019/20 A number of bookmakers have suspended betting on clubs to be relegated to League One this season - following the outbreak of coronavirus.

3 key meetings this week as Boro await further coronavirus guidance Leagues and governing bodies are meeting this week to discuss what happens next.

Lawyer: Season could be cancelled if games don’t resume in April All professional football fixtures in England are postponed until April 3.

Club chief on cancelling season, top flight expansion & contracts 'We are in an unprecedented time and we may need an unprecedented solution for this particular problem'

Swansea fans who made long trip still managed to get football fix The group of Swansea supporters made the trip despite coronavirus suspending the Championship tie.

Chelsea ahead of Arsenal in battle for Middlesbrough teenager Calum Kavanagh Chelsea are leading the race for Middlesbrough's teenage prospect Calum Kavanagh, although Arsenal maintain an interest in the young striker. The 16-year-old has caught the eye in the youth set-up at the Riverside Stadium and has appeared for Republic of Ireland at under-15 and under-17 level.

Browne enjoying Oxford 'freedom' after 'difficult' time at Boro The 22-year-old is impressing at the top end of League One with the U's.

Chelsea and Arsenal 'in battle to sign young Boro striker' Calum Kavanagh - the son of former midfielder Graham - has come through the ranks at Boro.

Boro's major contract issue if the season finishes in July Boro have a long list of senior players whose contracts are due to expire this summer.

Intense pressure of relegation scrap is new ordeal for most of squad Boro are fighting for their Championship lives but, as Eric Paylor discovers, the club haven't always escaped the drop.

A long mid-season fixture suspension for Boro is nothing new A lengthy, unscheduled mid-season break in English football is rare, but not unheard of.

Prominent Championship chief: Too soon to declare the season over 'There are some clubs looking at the league table and are fearful of what might happen if the season was completed'

5 ways Championship season could end after coronavirus suspension Championship matches have been suspended until at least April 3.

Coronavirus, implications for Boro and Championship & what next When will football realistically return? And what does the suspension - which could yet be extended - mean for Boro and the Championship season?

The big questions as Championship football is suspended Professional football across the UK has been suspended due to coronavirus.

Swansea's kind gesture after Boro postponement was confirmed The Swans were due to be heading to Teesside on Friday afternoon for the scheduled Championship match against Boro.

FA chairman 'doesn't think it's feasible' to complete the season Domestic football has been suspended for at least three weeks.

Woodgate's verdict on relegation battle & number of teams involved When Championship action resumes the relegation scrap looks set to go the wire.

The touching gesture Swansea City have just made after Middlesbrough fixture is postponed due to coronavirus outbreak The Swans did their bit for the local community in the aftermath of the EFL's announcement to suspend football until next month.

Leeds United fan denies assaulting police officer at Boro clash William Jack Westle is alleged to have "punched or pushed" a policeman who was recording supposed disorder last month.

Boro to find out more about suspension & EFL plans next week An EFL board meeting will take place next Tuesday.

How Boro & fans will be affected by Championship suspension The impact of coronavirus on Boro and the supporters as things stand.

Swansea chairman reacts to EFL's Championship suspension The Swans were due to be heading for Teesside this afternoon ahead of the scheduled Boro game.

Three Boro fixtures postponed as EFL suspend the Championship The EFL board have agreed unanimously to call a temporary halt to the campaign due to coronavirus.

New 'Memories Of Mannion' Book Celebrating Football's 'Golden Boy' Published - Middlesbrough FC A new book focusing on recollections of former Boro, England and Great Britain footballer Wilf Mannion has been published this week by the Black Path Press community publishing project based in South Bank, the hometown of the ‘Golden Boy’.

Blog: Reaction to EFL suspension with 3 Boro games postponed Join us for the latest Boro news :: Updates throughout the day.

EFL hold emergency talks as reports claim games will be suspended The EFL have released a new statement on Friday morning.

Boro will try to re-sign Roberts on another loan in the summer Jonathan Woodgate has already told the forward he wants him at Boro again next season.

Boro games 'to continue as normal' but contingency plans in place The EFL have released a statement tonight.

Boro Q&A: Director of football role & recruitment issues Philip Tallentire has been answering fans’ questions on the latest state of play at Boro.

Boro game is 'business as usual' despite virus threat 'Until we hear different we will carry on with our work' says Cooper ahead of Boro clash.

Boro game can be driver for play-off push says Swans boss 'We've got to relish the opportunity' says Swans boss Cooper ahead of Riverside showdown.

Football chiefs on coronavirus impact & best course of action Football is on a knife-edge as the coronavirus threat levels rise. Here's what some key figures had to say today.

Boro players issued new coronavirus advice as threat levels rise The players' union wants to put in place a detailed schedule of measure to head off the coronavirus threat.

Woodgate praises the 'brilliant response' of two senior players 'That's what I want from my senior players'

Imminent high stakes fixtures as relegation scrap comes to the boil Boro face two six pointers in the next three games - but who do rivals face in the next few fixtures?

Middlesbrough FC return to profit Middlesbrough FC have returned to making a pre-tax profit after marginally missing out on a play-off position in the 2018/19 season. The Middlesbrough Football and Athletic Company achieved a pre-tax profit of £2m for the year ended 30 June 2019, up from the loss of £6.3m in 2018.

Premier League & EFL 'set for behind closed doors announcement' The number of cases in the UK rose to 460 on Wednesday.

Contract decisions on hold as boss sends message to entire squad Boro's boss was again quizzed on the future of the players who are out of contract in the summer.

WATCH: Sam Folarin Wins February Goal Of The Month - Middlesbrough FC Sam Folarin has won the February Goal of the Month competition for his strike for our U23s against Blackburn Rovers.

Boro don't want to 'ban fans' over coronavirus threat Woodgate 'doesn't think it is right' to play behind closed doors but club will be guided by authorities as situation evolves.

Mixed news on the injury front with two players fighting to be fit Jonathan Woodgate provided an injury update ahead of Saturday's game against Swansea.

Left Back Joins Boro Academy - Middlesbrough FC Left back Williams Kokolo has linked up with Boro’s Academy after signing a two-year contract.

Team News: Duo ‘Touch And Go’ As Fry And Roberts Near Return - Middlesbrough FC Jonathan Woodgate gave an update on Boro’s team news ahead of Saturday’s home match against Swansea City.

Toney is 'up there with Assombalonga', says Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has managed both strikers.

Chelsea 'jewel' shining for Swansea who Woodgate knows all about On Saturday Middlesbrough will come up against a midfielder who they have already faced playing for another club this season.

What stark numbers say about club in transition & what happens next Anthony Vickers crunches the numbers after the release of the latest Middlesbrough accounts.